By: Gyang Dakwo
Lionel Messi has not agreed to renew his contract with Paris Saint Germain as being widely speculated.
The recently-crowned World Cup winner joined the Qatari-backed giants in the summer of 2021 after former club FC Barcelona failed to navigate a strict La Liga salary cap and offer him fresh terms.
This meant that Messi, therefore, ended his 20-year-plus relationship with the Catalans and walked to the Ligue 1 leaders on a free transfer.
Messi penned a two-year arrangement at the Parc des Princes, which means he again becomes a free man in the summer and can now negotiate with whomever he wishes as per his next destination.
Reports in recent weeks have hinted that Messi has already agreed to sign a new deal with PSG. On Thursday, however, these claims have been debunked by L’Equipe who claims that Messi has not given his “yes” to PSG’s offer. The French sports magazine says that the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner is still not convinced by the Parisian club, whose leadership is still waiting for his answer on whether he intends to remain their player beyond 2022/2023.